Conference Programme

DAY ONE - 28TH MARCH

08.30 Registration & Coffee

09.15 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Petroleum Institute of East Africa, Powell Maimba, Chairman

09.30 Update from the Ministry of Mining, Kenya

Latest developments

Logistical challenges

Future potential

Speaker:

Ministry of Mining Kenya, Dr. Robert Mugo, Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary

10.00 Panel Discussion: East Africa as a Major Player in the Oil & Gas Industry – Where are we now and where are we heading?

Current market overview and key developments

Challenges – skills development and maximising local employment

Opportunities for investment and new market entrants

Moderator:

Petroleum Institute of East Africa, Powell Maimba, Chairman

Panellists:

Presidency's Department in charge of Mines and Petroleum Madagascar, Pascal Clovis Velonarivo, Follow-up and Regulation Manager - Petroleum Sector

National Environment Management Authority (NEMA Uganda), Tom Okurut, Executive Director

Ministry of Mines, Petroleum & Natural Gas, Ethiopia, Mulemebet Fetene, Senior Geophysicist

Ministry of Mining Kenya, Dr. Robert Mugo, Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary

10.40 Networking Break & Refreshments

11.10 Petroleum Exploration and Development Activities in Ethiopia

Oil policy and structure

Operation capacity

Investment Lamu to Addis Ababa (LAPSSET project)

Speaker:

Ministry of Mines, Petroleum & Natural Gas, Ethiopia, Dr. Ketsela Tadesse, Director of Petroleum Licensing & Administration

11.40 Executing Projects in Africa

  • Introduction to Fluor - Fluor designs, builds and maintains capital-efficient facilities on six continents in market sectors such as Energy & Chemicals, Power, Infrastructure, Mining & Metals, Industrial and Government.
  • Innovative execution approach for capital projects through Zero Base Execution
  • Cost-effective acceleration of Local Content implementation 

Speaker:

Fluor, Walter Venter, Sales Director

12.10 Navigating the Legal Minefield in the Oil & Gas Industry in East Africa

Speaker:

Anjarwalla & Khanna| ALN, Sonal Sejpal, Director

12.40 Lunch & Networking

13.40 East Africa Extractives Network - Overview

Speaker:

East Africa Extractives Network, Tina Nduta, CEO

14.10 Moving from Exploration to Production

  • Governments road map to production
  • Case studies

Speaker:

Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), Dickens Kamugisha, CEO

14.40 Building a Sustainable Transport Network to Support Production

Speaker:

Uganda Road Support Initiative, Grace Tukaheebwa, Programme Manager

15.10 Networking Break & Refreshments

15.50 An Update on the LAPPSET Corridor

Speaker:

Corridor Development Authority, Silvester Kasuku, Director General

16.20 Panel Discussion: Uganda Focus

  • current and potential exploration activity in Uganda
  • benefits of international partnerships

  • Uganda as an up-and-coming oil producing nation

Moderator:

Association of Uganda Oil and Gas Service Providers, Emmanuel Mugarura, CEO

Panellists:

Uganda Road Sector Support Initiative, Grace Tukaheebwa, Programme Manager

Uganda Chamber of Mines & Petroleum, H.E. Dr. Elly Karuhanga, Chairman

16.50 Panel Discussion: Local Content Development

Promoting local content development in the oil and gas industry

Maximising the value of oil and gas resources through local content

Practical limitations for developing countries

Moderator:

Petroleum Institute of East Africa, Powell Maimba, Chairman

Panellists:

Ministry of Mining Kenya, Dr. Robert Mugo, Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary

East Africa Extractives Network, Tina Nduta, Founder

Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, James Mureu, Chairman

Women in Energy and Extractives Africa (WEX), Lucky Ogutu Okudo, CEO

17.50 Chairman´s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference Day One

18.00 East African Oil & Gas Professionals Networking Party

DAY TWO - 29TH MARCH

08.30 Registration & Coffee

09.15 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Standard Bank, Paul Eardley-Taylor, Oil & Gas, Southern Africa

09.30 An Update from the Petroleum Institute of East Africa

Petroleum Institute of East Africa, Powell Maimba, Chairman

10.00 East African Leaders Q&A session

  • The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions to leaders in Oil & Gas across Madagascar, Ethiopia, Uganda & Kenya.

Panellists:

Presidency's Department in charge of Mines and Petroleum Madagascar, Pascal Clovis Velonarivo, Follow-up & Regulation Manager - Petroleum Sector

Ministry of Mines, Petroleum & Natural Gas Ethiopia, Dr. Ketsela Tadesse, Director of Petroleum Licensing & Administration

Uganda Chamber of Mines & Petroleum, Dr. Elly Karuhanga, Chairman

10.45 Regional Overview: A Commercial and Financing Perspective Upon the Various O&G Projects in Play, Including Challenges and Timelines in Regional Oil & Gas Projects:

  • LNG export
  • Oil export
  • Global energy context
  • Sovereign context
  • Next steps

Speaker:

Standard Bank, Paul Eardley-Taylor, Oil & Gas, Southern Africa

11.15 Networking Break & Refreshments

11.45 Offshore Opportunities in Madagascar: An Update from the Presidency's Department in charge of Mines and Petroleum

Update on bidding rounds

The role of OMNIS as regulator and NOC

Companies involved in importation and distribution of petroleum products in Madagascar

Speaker:

Presidency's Department in charge of Mines and Petroleum Madagascar, Pascal Clovis Velonarivo, Follow-up and Regulation Manager - Petroleum Sector

12.15 Panel Discussion: Downstream Strategies -  Overcoming Critical Development Challenges

Moderator:

Standard Bank, Paul Eardley-Taylor, Oil & Gas, Southern Africa

Panellists:

Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Suresh Samuel, Director – Structured Finance and Insurance

Oando Plc, Dr. Gogomary Oyet, Head, EHSSQ

VTTI Kenya Limited, Solomon Osundwa, Regional Commercial Director

12.45 Lunch & Networking

13.45 How Favourable Are The Region’s Petroleum Fiscal and Taxation Regimes in Accelerating East Africa's Exploration and Development Activities?

  • East Africa region as the next oil & gas frontier
  • The preparedness of the region to facilitate the progression of the industry to the next level
  • Concerns about the region's legal and tax systems with regards to investment

Speaker:

Deloitte, Denis Kakembo, Senior Manager

14.15 Investing in Africa's Oil & Gas Industry

  • Invest in Africa's vision
  • How the new platform, the African Partner Pool, responds to the organisation's vision
  • The confluence of factors affecting multinationals doing business in Africa: local content legislation; advancements made by local SMEs and the clamour for them to get access to opportunities with MNEs; and the global demand for better corporate citizenry
  • How the APP helps multinationals and large corporations in Africa respond to the confluence of factors and help develop the communities they operate in

Speaker:

Invest In Africa, Patricia Ithau, Country Director

14.45 Case Study - VTTI Kenya Limited

Speaker:

VTTI Kenya Limited, Solomon Osundwa, Regional Commercial Director

15.15 Networking Break & Refreshments

15.45 National Content and Local Participation in Oil & Gas

  • What a local service provider needs to participate in the service industry
  • The evolution of a Ugandan service provider
  • Working together to involve all stakeholders to improve productivity and cut costs

Speaker:

Association of Uganda Oil and Gas Service Providers, Emmanuel Mugarura, CEO

16.15 Connecting the Region - Beyond the Pipeline

Speaker:

Kenya Pipeline Company, Joe Sang, Managing Director

17.00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference